According to the latest estimate by Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley, we should see Apple sell more than 100 million iPads next year. Yes, over 100 million. Walkley says:
With the impressive refresh of the 4th generation Retina iPad and launch of the iPad Mini earlier this week, we anticipate very strong holiday quarter iPad sales. In fact, with Apple's decisions to price the iPad Mini at a $170 discount to similar 4th generation iPad SKUs and competitively priced versus lower priced competing products from Google and other Android OEMs, we anticipate strong sales of the iPad Mini, especially as gifts during the holiday quarter. Further, we believe the iPad Mini significantly expands Apple's tablet addressable market internationally and should lead to strong sales throughout F2013 as international distribution increases.
For comparison sake, Amazon are poised to sell just 10.7 million tablets, Samsung with 8.4 million. Smartphone sales are a whole different beast, with Walkley predicting that Samsung will sell 303.6 million in 2013, compared to Apple's 193.9 million iPhones. Personally, I think Apple will sell around half of that, at just 100 million iPhones.
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